Vermont Academy

10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Tel: 8028696229
  • "Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory school, primarily boarding in nature, for grades nine - 12 and Post-Graduate, located in Saxtons River, Vermont.
  • We are devoted to creating confident and independent learners through personal attention in a unique Vermont environment.
  • Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students discover their individual talents and develop the character, strength, and skills to meet the challenges in their lives...".

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Vermont AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18761910
Campus Size450 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment240 students300 students
% Students of Color
16%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
66%
Average SAT Score1660* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score22*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1616
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$7 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,500$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,500$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$23,505$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT50%-
Acceptance Rate
68%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAndrew M. Millikin
Associate Director of AdmissionsStephanie Boulay

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1616
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2314
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2423
ExtracurricularsArts Option, Community Service Club, Cycling Club, Dance Club, Dorm Prefects, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Kurn Hattin Groups, Literary Magazine, Mentoring (Elementary School), Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Outdoor Challenge, Photography, Recycling, Rock Climbing, Soup Kitchen, Team Managers, Theater, Tour Guides, Training Room, Vermont Academy Student Association (VASA), Video Drama, Work Program, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory school, primarily boarding in nature, for grades nine - 12 and Post-Graduate, located in Saxtons River, Vermont. We are devoted to creating confident and independent learners through personal attention in a unique Vermont environment. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students discover their individual talents and develop the character, strength, and skills to meet the challenges in their lives.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NEASC, NAIS, TABS, ISANNE, AISNE
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • JOE PERRY - guitarist with the band Aerosmith
    • RUSSELL PORTER - founder of Stellaphane and designer of Mt. Palomar Observatory
    • PAUL PERCY HARRIS - founder of Rotary Club
    • JIM MCCLAREN - recipient of ESPY award
    • FLORENCE SABIN - medical pioneer and first female student at Johns Hopkins medical school
    • BRUCE LAWLOR - Major General with the U.S. Army
    • MIKE MORIN - U.S. ski team coach; coached Bodi Miller
    • LEE STANLEY - Film producer and works with troubled juveniles
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